I’m walking out of Starbucks, sipping my no-room black pike. Ahhh….love walking through the city. As I stare into the faintly reflective glass of a cookie shop, my reflection morphs and twists into a bright-haired, metal faced hipster guy/coffee snob. The thing begins laughing at me, freezing me in place with its 100% testosterone-free voice, instantly letting me know through its nasal chortles that it’s never done a squat or a run a hill in all of its miserable existence. “What are you?” I whisper, my eyes frozen to the window pane. No one else seems to see this thing. It does an evil little prance, steps out from the window, and says, “I’m the San Francisco coffee demon. I steal the souls of all who order a cup of coffee that’s priced less than $20 and lacking at least 8 syllables in its title. I’m going to take you down to the Ninth Ring, where you’ll rot for all of eternity.” I grit my teeth, and using all my willpower, force my hand to inch down to my eReader and open it to Echo. Magic flash. Suddenly, a passed-out homeless dude rises to his feet, his eyes glowing with extradimensional light. He rushes at the coffee demon screaming a bunch of stuff I remember hearing from Father Merrin in The Exorcist. Homeless guy isn’t satisfied with a bunch of jib-jab though—this is 2017, and he’s bought his next level shiz. After he finishes yelling at the bewildered demon, the man puts his palms together like Ryu in Street Fighter, and screams, “HADOUKEN!” A blast of ethereal energy shoots from his hands and hits the demon in the chest, sending it back to whatever infernal realm it came from.
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